Joy Johnson is the Executive Director of Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. (BBC) She assumed this role June 1, 2020, after serving as Associate Director from 2014-2020. BBC is a non-profit community development corporation serving Cleveland's Buckeye-Shaker Square, Buckeye-Woodhill, Central, and Kinsman neighborhoods on the east side of Cleveland. The organization develops real estate projects in these challenged communities and provides supportive social service programming where needed. The mission of BBC is to empower citizens and revitalize blighted and underserved communities.
A graduate of Jane Addams Business Careers High School in Cleveland, Joy received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Administration Degree and Certificate of Non-Profit Management from Cleveland State University. She is a graduate of Cleveland Bridge Builders and Leadership Cleveland through the Cleveland Leadership Center and serves on several community boards and committees, including the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, the Men and Women of Central and the E. 128th St Block Club.